Abuse is also defined as:

  • Hitting, slapping, kicking, pinching, biting, or corporal punishment of a vulnerable adult

  • Use of repeated or malicious oral, written, or gestured language toward a vulnerable adult or the treatment of a vulnerable adult which would be considered by a reasonable person to be disparaging, derogatory, humiliating, harassing, or threatening

  • Use of any aversive or deprivation procedure (punishment) according to the Jensen Settlement Agreement, unreasonable confinement, or involuntary seclusion, including the forced separation of the vulnerable adult from other persons against the will of the vulnerable adult or the legal representative of the vulnerable adult

  • Use of any aversive or deprivation procedures for persons with developmental disabilities or related conditions not authorized under MS 245.825

  • Any sexual contact or penetration as defined in MS 609.341, between a facility staff person or a person providing services in the facility and a resident, patient, or client of that facility

  • The act of forcing, compelling, coercing, or enticing a vulnerable adult against the vulnerable adult's will to perform services for the advantage of another.

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